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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Earthquake in Nepal

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the earthquake in Nepal which has killed more than 3,900 people and injured 7,000:

“On behalf of the people of the Ninth Congressional District of New York, I want to extend my condolences to the victims of the earthquake in Nepal and their families. In such times of tragedy, as when an earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010 or when the United States was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001, the people of Brooklyn have been involved in relief efforts as volunteers and contributors, offering their prayers and their donations and their talents for assisting people who are suffering and supporting their efforts to rebuild. With Senator Schumer and the Department of State, I have worked to determine that Brooklyn residents who are in Nepal are safe from harm. I am certain that we will now demonstrate the same generosity of spirit and compassion for the many individuals who were injured or displaced from their homes. The victims of this disaster and their families will remain in our prayers as we work toward a fast recovery.”

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.